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the syrian army confirms israeli forces have once again targeted their positions and the disputed territory of the golan heights as the second such strong make on the area in two days. a tough week for the british prime minister as she faces calls to resign over her handling of the grenfell tower tragedy led to drugs and protesters take to the streets. and we now know the foreign teams through to the semifinals of the confederations cup many when. enough to progress and their deciding games will have a report from our special studio in. coming
to you live you're watching the weekly here on march international. serious as positions and the golan heights have once again come under fire from israel as the second strike on the area in two days hard he's a middle east correspondent policy or has more. well the tsunami has issued a statement in which it has accused the israelis of targeting syrian army positions on the side of the golan heights now the syrian army is currently fighting the terrorist group. and they say that the israeli attacks are only hoping almost where they have been to such israeli attacks since saturday as for the israeli side the israeli air force has acknowledged conducting those strikes it says that it is in
response to projectiles that landed on the israeli side of the golan heights of course the golan heights is disputed territory but the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying quite clearly at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting that they would be a price to pay even if such projectiles and and are not targeting israel but land on israeli territory by mistake. walk up policy is clear we will not tolerate any spillover or trickle whatsoever neither morse's nor rockets from any front we will strongly to any attack on our territory our citizens. now talking to some people on the ground here what is being expressed is the view that the syrian army needs to pay the price for whatever happens in the golan heights even if the syrian army is fighting terrorists israel still continues to hit their positions. former u.s. diplomat believes that israel might have another motive for the strikes. it's one
thing for the israelis to say that they will protect their border that's leave because the question what the status of the golan is the bigger question is this is there is there something more behind this then just the israelis responding to what they meant as an errant lending of syrian missiles on their side of the border the anti government forces in syria are on the ropes that the the damascus government is making great gains that there has concerned these terrorist forces by as we know saudi arabia qatar and these other countries with the silent backing of israel and of course the participation of the united states or are in big trouble and for these really what that means is that they are quite clear about this that they don't want to see forces allied with iran on their border particularly hizbollah and i think that's the real concern that they're expressing through this action whether it will grow into something major i don't know. if there is also recently
been headed by the u.s. on monday moscow said that it was holding call peroration with washington over syria after the collison shot down as they were inside a plane the day before the pentagon earlier claimed it had shot down the say were in chad and self defense after it bombed u.s. backed militants but damascus as its plane was attacking islam make state there and jad was down near the iso house says rocca which is under siege now by u.s. backed a local troops it's not the fust time the u.s. led coalition has to. force us and the war zone last month and south and say where they call ition also bombed pro-government forces several times after accusing them of violating so-called decon selection zones are these a nice analogy takes a closer look at the latest. the u.s. shoots down a syrian plane over syria in self-defense the only action that we have taken
against pro regime forces in syria and they've been to specific incidents have been in self-defense let's imagine a random guy comes into your house with a gun and shoots your dog and then he's like it was just self-defense i wanted to make sure there was no why lynds going on here d. as coalition speaking of deescalation after this self defense move the situation couldn't be worse russia now considers all u.s. led coalition planes in the area a potential targets and are tracking them all of this happened as both the u.s. and syrian government backed up by the russian air force were fighting isis in the stronghold of rocket now washington and moscow have locked horns in syria again focus has shifted and isis is probably breathing a deep sigh of relief while watching syrian fighter jets crash in flames on the horizon good job superpowers you're not so super slick pensions player they even
further on tuesday after the u.s. led coalition charge down another syrian aircraft and unmanned drone at the pentagon claim they are in drone had been adventuring on u.s. backed forces and south in syria once again on the coalition side that the downing of the aircraft was motivated by self defense while analysts warring that washington's playing a dangerous game. did the americans react to syrian threats as a source or were they trying to assert sovereignty over syria if you think about it really ever since the early one nine hundred ninety s. have been used to it's been able to patrol will they go to the enemy skies with impunity and they feel threatened but also the allies on the ground are threatened are we going towards you know more suspension of cooperation i think that's what some people in the u.s. administration actually won so they don't meaning they don't want to have the
cooperation between the u.s. and russia maybe not necessarily trump himself but i think you do have figures who are very anti russian in the administration i think we are heading towards a more suspension of cooperation and more hostility between moscow and washington which could mean some very bleak scenarios for the future of the down times on the ground in syria are accompanied by anger at home and washington's latest military moves president trumps administration is facing criticism for breaking in pretty l.x. and vows to scale back for ng intervention. this is illegal war at this point then there's a practical question the practical question is doing anything you want killing every perceived enemy in every perceived leader of chieftain of people and so misbegotten village is it helping trump made it clear that defeating terrorism and putting an end to the trend of u.s. interventions in the middle east were top priorities so he opted for granting more
power to the military what i do is i authorized by military we have the greatest military in the world ok but if it helps eradicate eisel what's the problem well first we have the u.s. training and giving arms to a bunch of anti-government forces one of them the new syrian army would really like to topple assad then there's the syrian democratic forces largely consisting of kurds who would really love to grab more power from the government and eventually become independent so once i finish we will have fully trained armed to the teeth forces controlling significant chunks of syrian territory partially hostile to the government what could possibly go wrong so it seems in its effort to defeat the us could in fact be fanning new hotbed of tension if you like washington has a case of tunnel vision trying to solve only one problem without seeing the bigger picture sound familiar it should iraq anyone but history teaches us nothing clearly not even past tweets such as this one from donald trump to then president obama in
two thousand and thirteen he warned that nothing good would come to the us from attacking syria apparently hindsight isn't twenty twenty one to get to the white house. r.t. washington d.c. . tories vote which was more than one hundred fifty people onboard has columbia the incident happened on a reservoir near the town of lots of pain and the northwest of the country they had of the region's disaster response agency says nine people have died in the accident with twenty still missing some of those rescue. lives jacques. it's a rescue operation is under way we'll bring you. the story as we get them. hundreds of people in london have been evacuated from their tower block homes. for a repeat of the felt tower disaster or the blogs failed fire safety
tests across the country. the ground felt our disaster britain's daddy is far in over a century claimed at least seventy nine lives the fire was only put out to more than twenty four hours later and prime ministers reason me admitted to her government hadn't done enough to respond to the disaster but her apology didn't stop hundreds of protesters from across the u.k. demanding justice for the victims the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough people were left without belongings without. without even basic information about what had happened what they should do that was a failure of the state local and national to help people when they needed it most as prime minister i apologize for that. as prime minister i've taken responsibility for doing what we can to put things right and i think. you know how.
do you think after this massacre that i could just by people and everyone's going to shout serious say you know this is me just days and lows need to be trying to. get away with this. really was. the dream was. to keep. people in. their terms of the ground phone tower blaze may have been exposed not only to a small ground fire but also to hide the toxic gas as according to experts analysis
of the treasure hospital report said that they were treating three people for cyanide poisoning an expert has claimed. the tower produced a deadly gas when burned the cladding which is highly flammable material as well used on the outside of the building is also on this scrutiny this week the u.k. also marked one year since its voted to leave the european union though the actual divorce talks have only just got underway the referendum result caused a political earthquake the aftershocks of which are still being felt today. i will move a motion in the house of commons calling for a general election to be held on the eighth of june theresa may have wanted to strengthen her hand embrace negotiations with european leaders she needed a mandate for her standing in the u.k. is divorced from the e.u. breaks it means for exit for tourism a breaks it means giving up access to the e.u.
single market and customs union taking full control of u.k. borders and no compromise on the free movement of people but is stead of a mandate to reason may get a hung parliament white criticism of her breaks that position no deal for but it's better than a deal or no deal would be a very very bad out for now will britain needs to work counts and you break the plan which is not easy with a divided parliament but the democratic unionist party which may hopes to form a majority with opposes a hard break sit well the u.k. position leaves more questions than answers some fear the negotiations which have already started will bring little progress so we wait for second breaks that referendum not likely even labor are resigned to this break of labor except respects the result of the referendum and woke me off you know that leaving. the
conditions of the divorce agreements and now even more uncertain than ever and things you should go from the normal messy to new takes. the prose is a visual story that when brussels received a letter from to reason me finally declaring the intention to leave the bloc many british citizens still strongly opposed the decision and some once again express their anger on friday boyko takes us through the twists and turns rocky road to the break up. it was a very changed the course of history the forty eight percent who voted to stay were outraged although the others they were delighted the show has risen. to become a national bank holiday we will call it. nigel farage may have been jumping the gun that his so called independence day is still
a distant prospect the referendum result killed the political career of david cameron and allowed home secretary theresa may to step up to the plate in the run up to the vote she had been a quiet remain but the desire to lead post brags that britain forced her to reconsider her position bricks it means bricks and we're going to make a success of it a year down the line that sounds like something from an alternate universe considering that the reason may hold an election in order to strengthen her hand in the braggs it talks but ended up refueling in the polls and losing her parliamentary majority atrocious result politically weakened government limped into negotiations with brussels earlier this week and bear in mind these talks were never going to be a walk in the park. but it. can be
concluded quickly. threats against oppression has been issued by european politicians commission was trying to bully the british people arguments over whether the u.k. would pave the e.u.'s one hundred billion dredges it bill guaranteeing the rights of citizens in the u.k. and who would get custody of gibraltar what thorny issues but there is aroused took a back seat when britain was hit by a wave of terror for terror attacks in the space of just three months to be precise and many britons held to resume a direct plea responsible because she'd been head of the home office for six years before becoming prime minister. and with all the security and political chaos few people even notice that earlier this week brings it negotiations officially
kicked off but not in the way that london would have hoped the british government's already been accused of caving into brussels over the brags that schedule and opinion polls now show that if the country got to vote again it would reject leaving the e.u. so just like two reason may the plan for braggs it went from strong and stable to week and within the space of just one. a director of my pump ale claims russian meddling in the us presidential elections was just a part of a decades long effort to undermine american democracy russia has always denied any interference statement comes in his first interview after taking up the post of cia director and. i can't talk about the details of the intelligence but we have the
intelligence committee has said that this election was meddled with by the russians in a way that is frankly not particular ritual they've been doing this for an awfully long time and we are decades into the russians trying to undermine american democracy i think a lot of actors tried to exercise influence in the in the election i don't know the specifics of what russia may or may not have done and what other nations may or may not have done i think the facts are clear in the public domain that the democratic national committee try it may well have rigged the primary for hillary and did their level best to tip the scales in the elections to bigger issue is the degree to which the obama administration seems likely to have tried to tip the hand heavily in the favor of installing hillary clinton as a successor to barack obama that's something that really needs to be investigated. meanwhile lewis and poll shows sixty four percent of voters believe investigations into president trump and russia are hurting the country while fifty six percent
feel it's time congress and the media shifted their attention to other issues to enlist and ryder charges or tell again believes that there are far more urgent issues to address i think you know what you're seeing is that the american people are far far more concerned about the degree to which jobs are not coming fast enough back to our country a good high paying wages with benefits that's what we really care about when we think about our foreign issues i think people think deeply about the issues should look back over the last eight years the last sixteen years to think about you know why it makes zero sense to reflexive we go after russia at every turn when in fact our interest in america's interest in russia is our forward hosea line through lady conflict portions of the world and i think it would be behoove the trouble of ministration in the putin administration to try to ignore this sniping and stay
focused on the core issues where we do share common interests. as collison forces advance on iraq on slamming states defacto capital the u.n. secretary general has expressed concern over the plight of civilians trapped and the syrian said seeing is as they face threats from direction and the secretary general is particularly concerned about the perilous situation for civilians in iraq where trapped and face threats from every direction the secretary general made an urgent appeal to all those conducting military operations in syria to do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure. ok we're going to un ask the main since march and rocca alone that these three hundred civilians have lost their lives as a result of u.s. led call ition airstrikes but the coalition itself admits fewer than five hundred deaths over three years of its military campaign as also reported is it employs just seven full time investigators to monitor civilian casualties however
a little progress so far been made. little but i knew that official what they aren't and the guts of much of the end of it the mother had a little bit. of it actually i'm a little mad about that nesmith hazmat but you were born you're the one that actually you know but isn't a bit of a novelty that has been and the dome that it has if you look had the fold and then it has become a fold on my digital clock. when it has it one as it would. be. and has these little blue. digits. when i went to the streets of new york to find out just how much americans know about the situation in this city. about what's happening in iraq i know. now.
you heard about civilian casualties in iraq oh. i had think i have heard something about it we have a video someone talking about it here is the little boy when the war planes come they strike multi-storied buildings where the terrorists are but they're also civilians in that house and how can the plane strike then more civilians die than terrorists so civilians were either helping eisel or being used as hostages or as protection against us armed forces so that they wouldn't attack that house in order to get to ice so how are we supposed to take care of that and not kill innocent civilians if indeed they're innocent secretary of defense matters he says that two billion cattle thieves are a fact of life in this sort of situation do you agree with that oh no not at all you know all life is precious now and nobody dies really but that's the line they
use always and it's in reality there will always be some civilian casualty but it shouldn't be if that life you know for someone sitting in a desk chair in washington to say that it's very difficult. you know i think it's a very delicate political situation some of the reports that have come out say that more civilians have been killed then i still fighters but in surprise me at all especially because that is why they're wearing a badge says i'm a my spider right and they're there we have their breasts like civilian so how can you always tell me who's who's who and it's been a big thing of the friends in the military tell me like you have no idea who it is until like they're shooting at you now that doesn't surprise me say that as many as three hundred civilians according to the u.n. have died since march. oh yeah i mean if they see if there's ten ash strikes a day that's treaty expected but again. because i think they're making it a fact of life so it's become normal it has become like. the final two
group games of the twenty seventeen confederations cup who have decided the last two semifinalists cheli and germany went through and will now face portugal and mexico and the last four west more here is no harvey and stan collymore. welcome to sort of the semifinal lineup is now complete let's cut to the chase is germany and it is chile who will complete the final four alongside me stan collymore you made some predictions earlier alongside nick come on come on let's let it go we did because paul the octopus back in germany in two thousand and six was very good. barry. germany as we expected when the first game you both thought was going to happen was out yesterday germany three cameroon one very good camera work in the first off apply very aggressive very youthful but the german quality
kind through carry him. off annoying his first appearance of a conflict called first draw team of watch out for the straw in the next twelve months he will be in the germany squad. for the world cup with the germans come back here. the first time a german high school two goals in the confederations cup and then of course it again chile against australia almost completely wrong to actually would have this fairly comfortably a very strong chile and saw it against an australian side which is very useful for this exchange might be for the game a really creditable draw from the australians let's just you know play some do cynical bear went from australia which was on the cards for the first forty five minutes so if i was a betting man and i'm not out of germany i still against chile following germany get to stay in sochi which is what they wanted to be pleased with that ok let's bring. now mount both of these former australian aston villa so many of the chelsea
seven of the teams he playful and you know what he's an old pal so let you speak to him first balls are what's happening sung. good evening meal good evening stan good to hear from you mate. great to hear from you you obviously watch the game you've been in russia for the last couple of days let's start with the football for us. very creditable australian performance today zaki their best performance on the today new manager for a very long time that was better than chile in the first half and they more than match them during the second half as well chile to be fair stepped up a good second half and equalized rodriguez but overall a strike if you're very very proud of their performance there for a while there it looked as though the great upset was on obviously a lot of people especially in the west of us. very very concerned about traveling anywhere these days and i was i different to come in here but i was wonderfully surprised that i live here in moscow which is. absolutely mobbed the city the
culture the architecture everything get bad is just first class but st petersburg i was there for nearly a week and that was absolutely outstanding as well and the main concern is that obviously people are asking me about in australia is number one the security and security second set on it's absolutely world class the food has been fantastic the people have been very very helpful and so many people are now in this train now dying to tell me for the world cup there's only one thing that i think is wrong is that the taxi drivers drive too fast. let's just really allow you to appreciate what this place has to offer summer and winter destination if you want to go on holiday beautiful beaches at the same time will now need a noisy sunday to see how long that was going to try to get from the stadiums the arenas the sea level wonderful sea level attractions to the olympic slopes over on my left we went by taxi we went by train and quite so. shuras type will call right . this is a ring work is it that's why i like it so much it's very walnuts and i think we've
been in the sun a bit too much i was thinking when funds come here we should show them the whole experience what they can do something on the beach with you know the watch the football let's show them what it's like up in the mountain even on sukhumi freshens well it's different from. the rest it's here with the. right stuff we're going to go to the train station train station you speak english yes what's your name for a month accommodation. are you looking forward to you excited the looks of foreign people are going to come here people and fortune that they really like to it it's historical and they like. many people understands english guns legally speaking when they come and i think people understand that because we are led to. believe i think people want to see them want let's go to memphis and our kids to
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